Crazy iPad Numbers: 2 Million Sold in Less than 60 Days

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Apple have announced today that iPad sales have passed the two million mark, in less than sixty days since its launch on April 3rd.

iPad sales seem to be continuing at an amazing pace – especially since it has only very recently gone on sale in nine nations outside the US, with nine more due to have it available in July and others later this year.

Here is Steve Jobs’ quote in Apple’s press release announcing the sales milestone:

“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

Hopefully recent reports of ramped up production (to as much as 2.5 million units per month) are true, and supply shortages will start easing off soon.

Here is a slice of Om Malik’s reaction to the latest sales figures, in a GigaOm post earlier today:

So much for it being a niche product! Apple says it has sold two million iPads in 60 days since the launch of the tablet device. It sold the first million iPads in 28 days. It is hard to find some of the 3G enabled iPads in their retail stores. The pace of iPad sales is way ahead of the early results for iPhone, which took 74 days to sell the first million. According to some estimates, iPad is outselling the Mac itself.

According to GigaOM Pro, our research service, “the web tablet app market will be a significant one in just a few short years, going from $183 million in revenue in 2010 to $8.2 billion by 2015″ and the “overall momentum for this market will be driven early on by the iPad and Apple’s app store.”

Any bets on how long it takes for iPad to hit 5 million sales?

Patrick Jordan

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